The fall is great for me because my wedding season starts winding down and I'm able to slow things down just a little bit and spend some time with families that I LOVE. Check out Ashley and David (gorgeous humans as it is) and then they went and created two more beautiful humans and I'm just over here loving every ounce of it! It had been 2 years since I had seen this crew. We did family photos 2 years ago when their older daughter, Kennedy, was barely walking. When I showed up to their house for photos this time, she came running down the stairs with multiple bow options and full of opinions on which color should she wear. My jaw about hit the floor with how much she had grown in just 2 years. That is the exact reason why I think family photos are so important, and so special. Getting to document little Kennedy's story now is special to me, and as this family grows getting to help them capture these moments is so special. We walked around a nearby park in Seattle, Kennedy asked to see the back of my camera almost every photo and it was adorable. I left them feeling so much joy and happiness. Thank you again, Cahill family, for letting continue to document you guys!
A few months ago, I shared Courtney + Nick's announcement shoot. We met down towards Portland, I was beyond thrilled to be getting to see my good friend in her new pregnancy glow and even more excited that I was getting let in on a secret that the whole world didn't know yet ;) Now she is much further along in her pregnancy I couldn't wait to hop in my Jeep and head back down there to see her for some maternity photos! Courtney is one hot mom-to-be (Nick, if you're reading this, you have a hot wife alright?) This was a PDF in-home session and I am so in love with everything about it. I'm obsessed with the human body, it's abilities and how beautiful it is in every stage of life. You know what's really cool? I was scrolling through my blog archive and have multiple posts of these two over the years- from engagement session all the way to now maternity session. This is really special to me- I LOVE getting to help document LIFE. As it unfolds and happens, and as we grow into it and evolve, it's SO cool to be able to look back and see a relationship grow. To my gorgeous friend and her amazing husband, thank you for letting me be a part of so many chapters in your life together- I am so excited for you guys as you enter this next chapter of life!
EEEEE!!!! That's a really good way to start a blog post, I'm sure. BUT YOU GUYS. This is my good friend Courtney, her husband Nick, their adorable fur-babies, AND their soon to be BABY, and I am head over heels about getting to share these photos! I received a couple of missed calls from this babe a couple of months ago and she told me they were expecting, and that nobody knew yet, and wanted to see if we could do some announcement photos followed by a maternity shoot. I could barely contain my excitement. I was driving home from Portland when I called her and the news instantly woke me up from my dazed auto drive feeling and put me in the BEST MOOD ever. So we set a date to take some photos a few weeks out from that call, with the idea that it would be spring which would mean it would be warm and sunny, so we could shoot at a little tulip farm that was set to open that weekend because the tulips would be in bloom. HA. PNW you never seem to fail us. We arrived at a tulip farm with NO tulips, they had not sprouted yet and it just looked like a field of dirt. I remembered passing a some sort of Japanese garden on the way into town so I had them follow me back there praying it would be something we could shoot at and we got pretty lucky, the photos turned out amazing! They brought their little pups along with some adorable flower crowns and we did a little mini announcement shoot! It was brutally cold that day considering it was supposed to be spring- it hailed on me as I drove home (no wonder the tulips hadn't come out yet!) I CANT WAIT to see this mama in a couple of months for her maternity shoot and am so excited for this new adventure!